The family of a Western Australian woman have paid tribute to their ‘‘happy’’ daughter who died after being crushed by a bull.
Alexandra Henderson, 19, from Dalyup, was found unconscious last Monday morning and rushed by ambulance to Esperance Hospital where she died from her injuries.
Ms Henderson was working at the farm at Dalyup herding the large bull when she was hit into a fence.
Family members said they were devastated by the sudden loss.
‘‘We are consoled at this time by the fact that she was in a happy place at this time in her life.’’
Though Ms Henderson was young, she had worked with animals her whole life, including cattle, and was a competent horsewoman, breaking and training horses.
‘‘We are buoyed at this time by the fact that we have spent so much time with her, and that we live in a community which has supported us with an outpouring of love and support.’’
The family thanked paramedics and hospital staff for trying to save Ms Henderson.
Worksafe is investigating and a report is being prepared for the coroner.